Broadwell Football Club was formed in 1905 by the local working men and originally played at “The Purples” Coalway. In the 1930s Broadwell moved to play at “Wynols Hill” where they stayed until1947, when they moved again to what is now known as “The Hawthorns”. This was done with the help of the two late trustees, Mr Bert Ruck and Mr Frank Haviland.
Over the years various facilities were used such as “the Rising Sun “, church hall, and the local working men’s club. However, in 1963 with the help of the chairman, Mr Rube Kibble, secretary William Smith and committee men Mr Cyril Hamblin, a new changing quarters was officially opened by referee Mr Tom Finney.
These new changing quarters were totally funded by the club’s own money after refusal of a grant by both the G.F.A. and F.A. In 1982, a bar facility was opened by the late president Mr.Hubert Smith and seven years later a new bar, skittles alley, kitchen, and referees changing room were added by a dedicated bunch of Broadwell supporters and sponsors.
The football social club has a skittles team which has won various trophies. And a very strong golf society which plays twice a year open to all club members young or old regardless of ability.
The football club currently run three senior sides, which play on a Saturday. Broadwell won the G.F.A. Senior amateur cup north in its inaugural year in 1925-26 and reached the final on two otheroccasions, losing to Charlton Kings in 1947-48 and Bishops Cleeve in 1964-65. Other honours over the years have been the northern senior league division one championship in 1925-26,1946-47and division two runners up in 1976-77. Runners up in the G.F.A. Challenge trophy season 1998-99.Winning the northern senior league again in 1993-94 enabled them to gain promotion to the county league, before being voted from the league three seasons later.
Broadwell’s most famous player was the late Colin Hamblin who was also went on to play for the county; a trophy cabinet in his honour is proudly displayed in the club house.
2006-07 Season the first eleven finished as runners up to Tuffley Rovers in northern senior league Division 1. After a run of 18 games without defeat a bad run of 5 defeats in the last 8 games stopped them winning the league. Broadwell lost to Tuffley Rovers at Harrow Hill in the GFA senior county cup final the same season.
Broadwell were crowned senior north county cup winners in season 2008-09 beating Shortwood Res 2-1 in the final at Slimbridge afc .
Season 2009-10 the first team lost in the semi finals of the GFA county cup and finished 3rd in the league. The club continually finished in the top five for the next five seasons.
2014-15 Season saw the first team win the northern senior league title, win the Reg Davies memorial league cup and come runners up to Brockworth Albion in the senior north county cup.
The clubs committee committed to changing room improvements and without any funding built new away changing rooms along with referee/assistants changing rooms, completed in April 2015.
The first team have been managed by Gary Hurcombe and Lee Williams for the last two seasons this year adding Craig Tait to the management team.